Awesome, flowing animation. Really liked the Gorillaz cameo too, made me laugh, because I had just recently seen the 19/2000 music video, lol. I really liked the style of animation! Keep up the good work man I can see some good stuff coming from you.
Awsome movie man keep it up!
my dude this shyt was off the chain
I fukkin loved this ma'ni
keep @ it
Freaking awsome. (long @$$ review... sorry)
This flash is great. Typical behind the scenes story of the past that you never got to see. I liked it so much i watch it over and over.
As for the lawsuit. To be honest i have to say that is a load of crap. None of the images shown were direct copies of any of their production artwork. As for the name Dave Savill .. so what if there the same. Seriously do a country wide search for Dave Savill's and you will come up with a dozen or more.
None of the depictions of the characters in this flash were truly alike. Heck even the "A" on the Alvin look alike's shirt was a white anarchy symbol, the Simon look alike had broken glasses which changed later, and the Theodore had a scar on his right cheek and later on had a safety pin in his left ear and etc, etc.
The only reason this video is under suit is probably the mere fact the name "the chipmunks" was used and that its slants all of the supposed characters in a negative sense that they think would hurt the name of "the chipmunks" and their "clean" appearance.
If that is the case then what the heck was with letting the disaster movie parody of the chipmunks go then. It made the chipmunks out to be psychotic, rabid, demonic chipmunks.
Mind you both this flash and all other parodies/spoofs are meant to be funny and taken with an open mind and a decent sense of humor. It should not matter if you use the characters/content of anything else. Even if you are getting paid for your work in the creation of something that uses the content of copy written material. As long as you are not receiving payment for the actual creation of that content and are solely getting paid for the time and effort put into. Then they can just deal with it.
As for how i see it. Yeah it borders on being exact look alikes, And sure they are killing dave. But honestly its just part of the flash's story and shouldn't be looked into further detail than that.
And for the people at Bagdasarian productions. Seriously this flash video makes me enjoy "The Chipmunks" again. And if anything you should be paying them for advertisement. Bent TV just gave you free advertisement and this flash video, if enjoyed by the viewer enough, will be talked about by many people and the link will be tossed all over the internet from person to person pointing out this video out and bringing more attention and more fame for the chipmunks. Even if you dislike the appearance and/or appeal of this flash video i would have to say zip it. Because this video drives more and more people to go Google the chipmunks and more than likely buy something chipmunk related that you will in turn profit from.
In short, Bent TV. You guys did a good job and i Enjoyed the flash video that you spent your time and effort creating.
Bagdasarian productions, please stop !&#%ing yourselves. If you don't want to !&#% yourselves over further i would suggest dropping all legal action, which is a waste of money, and continue to let this flash video remain where it is because it is attracting attention to "The Chipmunks" and will bring in money for you.
as for niels0827 giving a rating of a 6... seriously? you said you liked it but lowered your score all because you somewhat agree with a legal suit about copyright infringement. ... as bender would say "error... does not compute." Slanting you ratings all because of the action or comments of others is not a fair representation of the appreciation level that was given to the artwork.
To anyone that would change their vote/opinion of something just because of what someone else said or did. Ignore what was said or done unless they were involved in that something.
Two people get into a car crash. Both cars ran into each other head on and they are both at fault. guy1 gets out of his car and is ready to pay for it. guy2 beats the crap out of him. you think guy1 is nice for trying to be cool and think guy2 is an ass. a friend says guy1 was a punk b&*%$. What do you do? Stand to your own ideas or to be cool with your friend do you agree? either way its a moral catch 22. keep one lose the other maybe.
I think the animation was very well done, but I'm implied to say that free speech isn't what's in danger. There's a lawsuit against this video because of possible copyright infringement, and can it be implied as a threat toward the owner of Bagdasarian Productions, who plays the role of Dave. It's not under fire for the sake of money, and believe me, no freedom, even of speech, is completely free.